CHANGE OF ADDRESS
If you are moving/changing your address, please notify the Parish Office so we can keep our records up-to-date. If you are changing your phone number because you are using a cellular phone and/or forgoing your land phone, the Parish Office would also like that information. Please click here or call us at 703-221-4044, ext. 222. Thank you.
There are now separate numbers for the Parish Office (703-221-4044) or (703-291-7285), School Office (703-221-3868), and Religious Education Office (703-221-3127). If a parishioner wishes to reach someone in those offices, we ask that they please call the designated number. This is a change from the previous arrangement where you would be able to dial an extension after reaching the general number of the parish. We had to make this change to correct problems we were having with the former system.
Upcoming Parish Events
Join Scouting Night
September 18th at 7:00 p.m.
St. Francis of Assisi’s Cub Scout Pack 1385 invites YOU to join Cub Scouting. Cub Scouts is open to boys in 1st-5th grades. The Join Scouting Night will be held on Tuesday, September 18th at 7:00 p.m. in the Parish Center Dining Hall.
Questions? Please Click Here.
Let’s Talk Faith
10:15 a.m.-11:15 a.m.
On Sunday, September 23rd from 10:15 a.m.-11:15 a.m. in the Parish Center Dining Hall, we will kick off our Let’s Talk Faith speaker series with a presentation by Mr. Joe Mitcho on where to look for God. Let’s Talk Faith presentations are monthly opportunities for parishioners to gather and learn about their Catholic faith, while enjoying a cup of coffee and breakfast pastry. The series compliments the book, Believing in Jesus: A Popular Overview of the Catholic Faith by Leonard Foley, O.F.M., which is available for purchase from Amazon. Each talk is separate, so please plan to attend one or all of them.
Opioid Crisis Conference
Please join Bishop Michael Burbidge and Catholic Charities as we explore how we in the diocese can respond to the opioid crisis. “Seeking Hope and Healing in the Opioid Crisis” is a free daylong conference on Saturday, September 29, 2018, at the Feast of the Archangels, at Good Shepherd Catholic Church, in Alexandria, VA. Dr. Michael Horne, Catholic Charities psychologist, will give a keynote address. Bishop Burbidge will lead a prayer service. The daily parish Mass is available at 9 a.m., before the 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. conference.
Please email us to register.
1:00 pm -5:00 pm
Please mark your calendars and plan to attend our 11th annual Francis Fest on Sunday, October 7th from 1-5pm on the Parish Grounds. Great food, activities for all ages, entertainment, and comradery guaranteed! Lots of assistance from parish members is needed to make the festival the great success it has been in past years. Festival tickets on sale at a discount! Buy your festival tickets ahead of time and save! Festival tickets will be on sale the weekends of 9/22-9/23 and 9/29-9/30 after all Masses. Pre-sale tickets are 6/$5. The day of the festival tickets will be $1 each. All events, food and drink at the festival are charged by the ticket, so plan to buy ahead and take advantage of the discount.
Please click here to sign-up and volunteer for Francis Fest!
from 6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
If you like to knit, crochet, quilt, or sew to spread God’s love please join us on September 20th from 6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m. in the Grade 5 Classroom of the Parish Center.
For more information, please contact
55+ Ministry Small Faith Group
September 25th – November 13th 9:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
55+ Ministry Small Faith Group September 25, 2018 – November 13, 2018 9:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m. The 55+ Ministry will be hosting a weekly small faith group on Tuesday mornings in the St. Catherine Room, beginning September 25th, to explore different forms of prayer.
To register and purchase your journal online, please click here.
9:15 a.m.-10:15 a.m.
Parish Center Dining;
Our Women’s Group will begin meeting on Thursday morning, October 4th to study The Purpose Driven Life: What On Earth Am I Here For. All women of the parish are invited, and childcare is available. The book and study guide can be purchased at www.christianbook.com.
Please contact Mary Smith with any questions.
Adult Bible Study
September – December, 2018
Registration begins September 1st
Online registration begins September 1st for all fall Bible studies, including Sunday afternoon and Monday morning classes, as well as various self-paced home studies. To register and purchase your workbooks, please visit http://www.stfrncis.org/resources.
55+ Ministry Dinner and Symphony
The 55+ Ministry is organizing dinner at Bella Vita restaurant, followed by a performance by the Manassas Symphony Orchestra at the Hylton Performing Arts Center.
Purchase symphony tickets at manassassymphony.org and please contact Pat Koch to reserve your seat for dinner.
Altar Server Training
3:00 p.m.—5:00 p.m.
Altar Server training will be on Saturday, September 22nd from 3:00 p.m.—5:00 p.m. in the Church. 3rd graders and older boys and girls are eligible.
Please contact Norm Litterini to sign-up for the training.
7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
In view of the current situation, we will be holding a Prayer Service here at St. Francis of Assisi Church for the healing of Victims/Survivors of Sexual Abuse. The Prayer Service will be held on Wednesday, September 26th from 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. in the Church. All are welcome.
St. Francis of Assisi:
Rebuild my Church! Christ’s mission to St. Francis is the perennial task of the Church in every age of its life. But how is that reform and renewal accomplished? The radical simplicity of St. Francis’ life demonstrates how the foundations of true and lasting reform are to be built on the solid rock that is the witness of the saints.
Please join us to continue the celebration of the life of St. Francis and to view the episode of CATHOLICISM: The Pivotal Players, Bishop Barron and his team travel to Italy to visit all of the locations that played a significant role in the formation and vocation of St. Francis of Assisi, which in turn formed the life of the Church, on Saturday, October 6th at 6:30pm in the Br. Juniper Room!
Please contact Sheila Noble with any questions.
2018-2019 Religious Education Registration is Now Open!
Please click here to register.
Marriage Prep Workshop
Saturday October 27th
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Marriage Preparation Workshop will be held on Saturday October 27th from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. in the Br. Juniper Room. This will be our last workshop for this year. The next workshop will be held on April 6, 2019.
Please contact the Parish Office at 703-221-4044 to register.